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I initially read "Future Ex Buys Pajamas" as a strange journal entry written by an American overcome with culture shock in Paris. Therefore, when putting these texts together, I found elements like the slow, sexy jazz music that sounds almost as if it belongs in an 80's sitcom and the eerie, almost mysterious voice that sounds as if it is coming from a megaphone kind of off-putting. The audio version of this journal by John Bresland, in my opinion, does not match the text, meaning that the two seem almost like completely separate genres. However, I can say that I was very intrigued when I first heard Bresland speak through his words and remained in that state all the way to the end. read more

Hi everyone, my name is Abby Hoffman and I am a senior here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Communication Rhetoric, as well as getting certificates in Digital Media and Public/Professional Writing. I am from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is "outside of Philly". Last spring semester (2017) I studied abroad for 5 months in Madrid, which was truly a life-changing experience. During the summer I interned for a public relations firm in NYC, where I worked for and met many celebrity chefs (which was amazing because I love food!) I am constantly checking social media, especially Facebook and Instagram. I look forward to spending this semester learning how to compose digital media, which I-- along with many other people around the world-- consume everyday.